Sat, 23 June 2007
-Discrimination Law Introduction
-Which companies must comply?
-What's considered Discrimination in the workplace
Welcome back to the MBA Working Girl Podcast - Where Business Theory and the Real World Collide! I'm your host, Laura Adams.
MBA Essential Tip:
There are instances when an employer does not have to comply with Discrimination Law. Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications (BFOQ) allow an employer to hire someone on the basis of their religion, sex, or national orgin if those factors are reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that business. This BFOQ defense is NEVER valid if discrimination is based on someone's race or skin color. The employer must show that a person's religion, sex or national origin excluded them from being able to perform the job they were denied.
"Law is order, and good law is good order" -Aristotle (384-322 BC)
The topic of this show is an introduction to Title VII, the U.S. Discrimination Law. I'm not an attorney, but if you want an introduction to this important labor law, tune in to the podcast. You'll learn about your rights as an employer and as an employee.
You may be surprised to know that not all U.S. companies have to comply with this law.
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Thanks for listening-
Do Good Work, Laura
Direct download: MBA_WGP_18_-_Law_is_Order.mp3
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